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" is the best thing that we can find to explain the sequester. but first, the death of a great american city. >>> good morning. i'm melissa harris-perry. this week, the news out of the midwest was that of a city in crisis. detroit, michigan, once the nation's richest city per capita, once the nation's fifth largest city, once a symbol of u.s. innovation, industry and success, is in such dire straits that the city is in need of an intervention. on tuesday afternoon, a panel of state-appointed experts released their findings that the city of detroit faces quote, a financial emergency, one which they say the city is not equipped to address. as a result, detroit may soon become the largest american municipality in history to file for bankruptcy. the decision may be left to just one person. if michigan governor rick snider decides to act on the panel's report and appoint an emergency financial manager, a decision expected to be made in the coming week. key findings of the six-person panel include that the detroit police department has more than 2,000 employees but no accurate information on how t
adjourned on friday before voting on the legislation. in the coming weeks, the d.c. city council is expected to debate on some new law on truancy. the new chairman of the council's education committee is pushing for the new ordinance while mayor gray opposes it. today, there was a forum on truancy at ann beers elementary school in the hillcrest neighborhood. john henrehan was there and joining us live from the newsroom. was the proposed now law a major topic in. >> and that is largely the topic. when high introduced it, part of the new law required mandatory -- when unexcused absences exceeded 20 days a year and he's willing to drop that provision and believes that city intervention is necessary when students don't come to school. there has always been a certain amount of truancy among d.c. public school students. a generation ago, truancy was squelched by families and the school system. >> and the first time we went to the botanical gardens rather than school. when i got home, the truant officer was sitting in my living room. >> reporter: nowadays, truancy among d.c. public school students
was shot in the head had been discharged from the hospital. >> in other new developments this morning city police released the safety procedure guidelines that were supposed to be followed during training. they include on-line weapons should be kept in the armor reor secured access. no weapons are allowed within a safe scenario area. a safety officer should be present and should require all role players to inspect each other to make sure no weapons are present. >> senate panel has voted to move the governor's gun control bill forward but not before making significant changes. the city signed off on the measure with the following mendments. they prohibit any one voluntarily commit to do a mental health to purchase a weapon. the gun licensing has been reduced from 100 to $150. it fires firearms training offices reduced from 8 hours to only 4. they will have the authority to regulate gun shops and gun enthusiasts will be able to own firearms but have only one copycat feature to a gun that is currently banned. >> i think we came up with an excellent product. can it be improved? yes. >> trample
. ♪ >> now for the happy segment. do you live in one of the most miserable cities in america? "forbes" magazine released its annual list for 2013 and the most miserable is detroit, the motor city earning the number within spot this year with its high crime rate, high unemployment and deep financial woes. forbes looked at unemployment, violent crime, taxes and commute times and the weather. most of the top ten included three cities from michigan, three from california and three from illinois. and then number ten, our great city here, new york. let's look at these pictures before and after in cadillac, michigan. this is the cadillac building, right? and that was before and after. that's the grand central station. greg, you noticed -- you pitched this story, which was a great one because you noticed a common denominator. >> yeah. almost all the mayors are democrat and the ones that claim they are democrats are very liberal, like michael bloomberg. he ran as a republican because he couldn't run as a democrat. it's funny, when you look at detroit, it looks like it was hit by a hurricane a
was cutting through the middle of the city. with citizens of both sides fearing the brink of world war iii, freed wandered close to the boundary of the divided city. neither on assignment, nor with a predetermined vision who he ended up finding and seeing the most through his camera were american g.i.s. but here at the the wall in its nascent days, freed snapped a photograph of an unnamed black soldier standing at the edge of the american sector. freed's contact sheets from this trip confirm that this image was powerfully a single shot. taken at a middle distance in black and white, freed stands with his subject between a set of trolley tracks that culminate into the imposed boundary of the wall behind them. this encounter haunted freed. it set him off course and beckoned his return from exile to come back to america to confront segregation and racism. image would end up being the first photograph in "black and white america," and as ap annotation in the book, freed sets this out as its point of departure. he writes: we, he and i, two americans, we meet silently, and we part silently. impr
tv. for a complete schedule, visit booktv.org. >> from new york city, now, michelle rhee, former chancellor of the d.c. public school system, recounts her career and present her thoughts on education reform. this event is about 45 minutes. [applause] >> michelle, firstly, thank you very much for joining us. i know you've had a couple busy days from last evening, jon stewart, cnn's piers morgan, and we're really delighted to have our old friends here from c-span filming this event so that many people from across the united states can benefit from a lot of what michelle has to say. so just to kick start it this evening, michelle, how did you come up with a fascinating and interesting book, "radical," and where does this interesting name come from? >> so i think the genesis of the name is an interesting one in that when i first got to d.c. it was the lowest performing and most dysfunctional school district in the entire nation, and that was a pretty widely-known truth. and, um, so i started doing things that i thought were of course for a school district in that kind of state. i, you know, started clos
's aging infrastructure? >> there fact is that -- baltimore is no different than any other city in the mid atlantic or the next. we have a lot of infrastructure that is aging. we can see it with bridges and tunnels and water and sewer systems. we're no different. we need to continue to invest and reinvest in the system. to keep up and modernize the system. that takes investment. >> reporter: bge says with the new increase customer's bills will typically be lower than 2009, because the cost of energy has dropped. >>> massive automatic spending cuts will take effect in less than a week. democrats are saying if the cuts go through on the 1st of march, everyone, from food inspectors to fbi agents will lose their jobs. but republicans are accusing the white house of using scare tactics the raise taxes. >>> among the many areas impacted if those cuts take effect maryland's airports. we could see widespread delays at bwi and smaller airports could shutdown. kai jackson with more on the looming travel crisis. >> reporter: a budget battle in washin
restaurants like you see here in the city? apparently they are all wrong. the calorie detective uncovers the truth behind some of those popular foods. "fox & friends" right now. hello, tucker. >> roll it. ♪ ♪ >> it's that time of year again. one of our favorite times of the year. forget the groundhog. when bass pro shops rolls into town here on the show and rolling out spring fishing classic you know spring is in the air. >> yeehaw. >> unbelievable. i sincerely believe that one of its biggest customers and fans, i can say bass pro shops pops up on spring it is spring. >> mark the season. we will be showing you all of the great sales have going on right now. i'm excited to be getting back out there now that the lake is starting to freeze. >> rather than ice fishing? >> i don't know how they do it. >> sit out there with a beer. >> right for a couple hours. >> and solve the world's problems. >> good morning, guys, nice to he see you guys. >> good morning. let's talk about this. of course, washington. while no one is in washington right now. they all left on their vacations and the seque
traffic control towers and smaller cities. lawmakers have until march 1 until automatic spending cuts -- spending cuts are expected to take effect. this is a little less than an hour. >> i remember all of you from roll call. [laughter]you asked me all the3se dumb questions. [laughter] >> i just want to say that it is my pleasure, and clearly yours, to have with me today the secretary of transportation, ray lahood, who is here to speak with you about the impacts of sequester, if it comes to pass, on the american travel industry. and as we've talked about a lot, the indiscriminate, deep cuts will affect everyone, really, in america, and industries. and secretary lahood is here to discuss one aspect of that with you and to take some questions. and afterwards, i'll be here to take questions on other issues. i just want to remind you that we're on a slightly constrained time schedule. we have the president's meeting with national governors -- democratic governors, and then also the pool spray with the prime minister of japan. with that, i turn it over to secretary lahood. >> sequester will
the most of the guns had rested because the government of the city of new orleans did not give a never mind and left the guns in an exposed condition and in rather extreme humidity that they experience there, so the guns or ruined. oh, too bad. host: what statement did gun owners of america make after sandy hook? guest: following sandy hook, gun owners of america was pretty outraged. we pointed out that the politicians have to accept some blame for what happened, for having facilitated what happened in sandy hook. all of the mass murders in our country in the last 20 years with one exception have occurred in legally-required gun-free zones. these are places where you just are not allowed to legally have a gun. and whether it was a mall in utah, whether it was a theater in colorado, or whether it was at this school -- typically it has been at schools, that is where these mass murders occurred. our response that was let's get rid of the laws that require people to be disarmed, precisely in places where the mass murders have occurred. host: harrison, nebraska, good morning. caller: hello, the
. >> this is a redemption card. >> peterson wants to show the world and his city that he isn't a chief, he's clean, he's by the book, he's a champion. >> from beyond, the truth is, i got something to prove. >> don't want to fight a man who has something to prove. peterson fights at the d.c. armory. it will be his first fight in 14 months. okay, we are now just 48 hours away from the red carpet runup to the annual love fest, known as the oscars. the crews are making the final preparations at the landmark, doby theater. at last check, a prediction website known as predict wise, has argo as a lock. >> it's terrible. >> that looked rough. pull that hood up. parts of the country from texas to wisconsin digging out tonight after some nasty winter weather. in fact, some areas saw more than a foot of snow. and snow and ice covered roads are being blamed for at least two deaths and a bunch of accidents. topper shutt is here now. nothing that bad for us, but we have some concerns. >> we do, the first piece of that storm went through this morning and this afternoon and kind of right now, a little bit of mix
and dinners. and my governor will in louisiana must have taken 20 trips to different states and cities during the republican convention that was going on and he still lost. i'm independent. i didn't really care who won. i'm independent. i feel like as republican is for the rich white your democrat for the poor blacks independents is for everybody. i don't care. the -- host: the question the specific question for our guest? guest: the specific question is why do you have to cut spending that's going to help the poor and help the people that's in need in health care and help people that get into trouble and all that? guest: one of the thing that is you'll see if you look at the budgets of states across the country, certainly my states, most across the country over the last many years the amount of money that we spend on health care specifically which i think is what the caller was asking about has been increasing significantly. and it's a challenge. and because of that and the fact that we have limited resources at the state level unlike at the federal level where they can just essentially borr
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